Regulatory toolbox launched for aquaculture businesses
A new on-line regulatory toolbox for the aquaculture industry in England has gone live. The Centre for Fisheries, Environment and Aquaculture Science (Cefas) says it has developed the tool to support new start-up aquaculture businesses through a single portal, giving access to all the information required to set up a farm from scratch. It includes widespread guidance on regulatory requirements for new aquaculture businesses in England, covering both existing sectors and those that are just emerging.
Cefas aquaculture development officer, Keith Jeffery, comments: “Factors such as concerns about food and nutritional security, a growing population and increasing demand for healthy products are all drivers in increasing production of farmed seafood. This project aims to simplify and streamline the start-up procedure for businesses in England, and is a useful step towards supporting the development of the aquaculture industry.”